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Plans for junta afoot? EDITORIAL 01/13/2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Plans for junta afoot?


EDITORIAL

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01/13/2010

Why is the military even talking about stepping into the picture should there occur in May, a failure of elections, no proclamation, or a postponement of elections?

From all indications, it appears that the Armed Forces of the Philippines — or at least officers in the AFP — has some kind of a plan to take over government should these scenarios come to fruition.
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Holding the aces FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/13/2010


Holding the aces



FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/13/2010

It won’t be admitted publicly by opposing camps, but the issue of who should appoint the next chief justice is all about politics, not only being played by those opposing the move for Gloria Arroyo to name Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno, but also within, and among the SC justices.

The highest ambition of an SC associate justice is to become the chief justice. That’s normal, by the way, and no one should begrudge any justice in the high court for aiming for that position.

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France battles theft of cultural treasures FEATURE 01/13/2010


France battles theft of cultural treasures


FEATURE


01/13/2010

PARIS — French police Col. Stephane Gauffeny started the year with a heavy caseload.

His job: investigating the theft of art and treasures in France, one of the best-endowed and most stolen-from countries in the world, which was struck by two major crimes in the week after Christmas alone.

In the first, a picture by Edgar Degas worth $1.14 billion was unscrewed from the walls of a museum in Marseille..... MORE


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Erap returns to Malacañang MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 01/13/2010


Erap returns to Malacañang



MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
01/13/2010

After nine years, former President Joseph Estrada returned to Malacañang to attend the Security Council Meeting at the Heroes Hall of Malacañang yesterday upon invitation of President Arroyo who welcomed him and thanked him for accepting her invitation.

Following the topics stated in the invitation, the meeting discussed “the national security situation, measures to address private armed groups and loose firearms, and preparations for national elections.”

President Estrada said that he accepted the invitation because it is for the higher purpose of ensuring clean and credible elections in 2010..... MORE


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